Trusted Counsel For Business Transactions And Litigation
Trusted and accessible business lawyers who can provide advice and counsel on day-to-day business matters are not resources reserved solely for large corporations. At The Machin Law Firm, LLC, we work with small and midsize businesses as outside general corporate counsel to provide clients with the legal resources they need when they need them.
From a simple phone call to discuss a potential idea to more in-depth legal work, such as acquiring another business, we can provide you with the counsel you need to help move your business forward. We serve Montgomery and Frederick counties.
General Counsel Services
We have experience working with and advising owners, executives, officers and boards of directors as general business counsel. Typically, our outside corporate counsel service is either on an hourly basis or a flat fee and includes the following types of work:
- Entity selection and business formation
- Strategic planning and issue recognition
- Corporate governance and shareholder relations
- Negotiation and review of business contracts
- Day-to-day business issues
- Employment and compensation matters
- Immigration issues
- Lending and financing
- Regulatory issues
- Dispute resolution and litigation
Small Business Employment
Small businesses are subject to many employer regulations in the state of Maryland. There are procedures for hiring and firing, paid leave and employee notice that must be followed for employers to remain in compliance. A vital component to maintaining a standard for employer policies is an employer handbook. An employer handbook not only details expectations for employee policy compliance, but it also allows employers to ensure a standard of care regarding the handling of these relationships. Building critical language into these handbooks can help avoid many employer-employee disputes and protect the business’s bottom line.
By having general counsel or hiring an attorney on a contractual basis, employers can position their businesses and workforces for success.
Contractual agreements are binding and can have long-term implications for the business and owners. It is important to seek legal counsel when drafting and entering agreements to avoid unintended consequences. Our attorneys provide attention to detail and strategic thinking to advance your goals while protecting your interests. We handle all types of business contracts, from those involved in buying or selling a business to employment covenants. Our services assist with the following:
- Purchase agreements (sales terms and conditions)
- Employment and severance agreements
- Noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements
- Nondisclosure agreements (aka NDA or confidentiality agreement)
- Shareholder, operating and partnership agreements
- Vendor and customer contracts
- Equipment leases
- Commercial property leases
We Aim To Be Your Go-To Business Law Firm
At The Machin Law Firm, LLC, we can assist you in getting your new business venture off the ground, help you support your ongoing growth and success and advise you of exit strategies such as dissolution or succession planning. We serve businesses of all sizes and industries, with attentive service and tailored solutions.